Blue Story Trailer – Director & Writer Rapman – Producers Damian Jones & Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor – Music Kaze Beats & Jonathan Deering - Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best, Karla-Simone Spence, Eric Kofi-Abrefa – BBC Films, DJ Films, Paramount Pictur
Blue Story is a 2019 British drama film written, directed, and narrated by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) through...
Blue Story is a 2019 British drama film written, directed, and narrated by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) through the medium of rap. The film is Rapman's feature directorial debut and is based on his 2014 YouTube series of the same name.
Blue Story is the tragic tale of best friends Marco and Timmy who, from different areas of London (Peckham and Deptford), find themselves becoming enemies in a violent and insidious postcode war. Blue Story is based around events of Rapman's own personal experiences growing up. in Deptford, in the London Borough of Lewisham, and being sent to school in Peckham, in the London Borough of Southwark, thereby crossing gang-affiliated borders. The film depicts real life gangs Peckham Boys and Ghetto Boys.
Rapman and BBC Films developed and co-financed the film, and in late 2018 Paramount Pictures bought worldwide distribution rights for the film. Damian Jones (of DJ Films) and Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor produced the film with Rose Garnett and Eva Yates of BBC Films; Charles Moore and Paul Grindey of Viewfinder, and Rapman were executive producers. Principal photography took place on 28 February 2019. Rapman's previous work includes the YouTube trilogy Shiro's Story.
The film had a budget of £1.3 million and was primarily shot in the London Borough of Enfield after Lewisham and other London boroughs refused to allow shooting, due to instructions from the office of the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, although the director says no one at the mayor's office had actually read the script
BBC Films say the film "powerfully depicts the futility of gang violence. Blue Story was released in the UK on 22 November 2019.